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Former Law Students Claim Their Bad Grades Were “Arbitrary and Capricious”

The ABA Journal reports that two former law students have sued their former school and an adjunct professor, claiming that the professor unfairly gave them Ds in their first-year contracts class. The plaintiffs' claims include negligent supervision, defamation, emotional distress, and, more…


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Letters of Note: To My Old Master

Here's a remarkable letter that was posted yesterday at the very interesting blog Letters of Note. The letter was written in August of 1865 to Col. P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, by Jourdon Anderson, one of his former slaves. At…


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Can You Sue Somebody for Forcing You to Go to Law School?

Nope. [D]uncan contends that his decision to resign his employment was based on the [allegedly bad legal] advice he received from Klein, and as a result of his resignation, he had to enroll in law school, which caused him to…


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Convicted Killer Headed Back to Law School

As you know, prospective lawyers are required to go through a "good character" evaluation before being admitted to the bar. Not to say that every lawyer therefore has "good character," but the bar does try to do a little weeding….



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Denny’s Lunar Connection?

My post on the moon-rock sting operation that went down at a Denny's restaurant in California, together with what was apparently a serious need to take a break from studying for the bar exam, led a reader to do some additional research….


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UC Davis Law School State of Mind

Above the Law is running its annual Law Revue Video Contest, which solicits funny videos from the nation's law-school students. ATL offers some sort of prize to the winners (though not, apparently, a job), and heaps mockery on non-winners, or…


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Tricky Dick: The Musical [Updated]

The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog reports that students at Duke Law School have written and produced a musical about a young Richard Nixon, who graduated (third in his class!) from Duke in 1937 and quickly became its least favorite…


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GWU Law Students’ Ode to the “Gunner”

This was created by students at George Washington University's law school for their annual law "revue," and it's pretty damn good. Language warning for those who dislike F-bombs; volume warning for those who are fine with them but may be…


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Law School Websites: Girls Under Trees?

A new report that evaluated 200 law-school websites around the country, and found that the University of Illinois had the best, also noted that over 30 percent of the websites included pictures of students in close proximity to trees, a…